The COVID vaccine for expats in Spain is a hot topic right now. We all see the vaccination rollout going on and want to know how we will fit into the picture? How will Spain know about me when I am not listed with the public healthcare system? I have private health insurance, how do I get the vaccine?
Foreigners with residency in Spain can be on the list for the COVID vaccination.
Retirement in Spain can’t be all that bad, especially when you have access to Spain senior discounts and services! Who doesn’t love to save money or take advantage of that special offer? We will share some of the main programs and offers with you.
An informational post to help you remain aware of scams, pickpockets, and things to look out for. First of all, we feel this is a very safe area to live and rarely hear of any crime. However, every once in a while we do hear of something and thought we would share the information with you. Scammers are everywhere in cities big and small, so we hope this helps to keep you informed and to be on the lookout for these things.
For some of our readers in the campo or in parts of La Herradura, Nerja is just as easy to access as Almuñécar. We are regularly asked for information about getting a PCR test in Nerja and general questions about where to find a doctor in Nerja who speaks English. We will share the information we know about the coronavirus test and the Nerja Medical Center.
There are several options for Parking in Almuñécar. Some of the options have a time limit, while others are more worry free. You must be aware of the different seasons, dates and hours for the “On street pay parking“, as it can be a bit confusing.
When parking along the street in town you will notice various colored dashes along the road. There are signs posted along the way which explain what these colors mean, but you need to get out of your car to read the signs.Continue reading
Large numbers of jellyfish (Medusas in Spanish) have been a problem from time to time in some Mediterranean beaches during recent years. They tend to arrive in large groups once or twice a season and you need to be prepared in case of a jellyfish sting. On popular beaches a red flag will fly if there are many jellyfish present.
We all ask questions in groups and forums regarding residency in Spain, buying and selling a Spanish property, making a will in Spain, how to handle taxes, and more. These are questions sometimes best answered by a Spanish lawyer, to be sure you are getting the right answer. Below we have several frequently asked questions, with links to the detailed answers from a local Spanish solicitor. Please bookmark this page, as we will continue to add more as time goes by.
Did you know if you are a resident in Spain and 65 years or older you have access to senior discounts? All you need to do is apply for the Tarjeta Andalucía Junta Sesenta y Cinco (Tarjeta 65)! This is a senior discount card that entitles you to certain senior discounts in Andalucía.
If you own a car in Spain, eventually you’ll need to renew its roadworthiness certification (Spain ITV renewal). Known as the M.O.T. in the United Kingdom, or the D.O.T. in the United States, the roadworthiness sticker is named ITV in Spain (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos) . Renewing ITV in Spain is actually very straightforward. We provide complete instructions below specific to ITV Granada or Costa Tropical, but much of it applies the general process of renewing your ITV in Spain as well.